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- I've always known that under that ascetic look of yours you were a plain, crude sensualist who sought nothing from a woman except an animal satisfaction which I pride myself on not having given you.2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (16% in)
ascetic = extremely self-denying
- The face was like his words-as if the line of a single theme ran from the steady glance of the eyes, through the gaunt muscles of the cheeks, to the faintly scornful, downward curve of the mouth-the line of a ruthless asceticism.1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (79% in)
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